Most anatomical areas can benefit from plastic surgery: skin, soft tissue and bone tissue.
It can have different applications and can be used to both repair and reconstruct: the aim is to correct congenital deformities or ones that have appeared over time.
However, the goal may also be aesthetic – rather than being motivated by a disorder or its consequences – with a desire to improve appearance. For instance, as a result of the natural consequences of ageing, because of a pregnancy or non-pathological acquired or congenital disharmonies.
The most common plastic surgery operations concern breast augmentation or reduction, facelifts, liposuction, nose shaping (rhinoplasty), and the surgical correction of eyelids and protruding ears.
Aesthetic medicine, on the other hand, aims to improve appearance without the use of invasive or surgical interventions. Instead, simple solutions such as botox or hyaluronic acid injections are used.